Jodi from the MWSN was quoted in the Winnipeg Free Press in this article:
Migrant workers ‘invisible’
WCB doesn’t track injuries by nationality
Saying goodbye to two young children and leaving to work in a foreign country for six months isn’t something most Canadians have to do.
Explaining to your spouse and children that as much as you’d love for them to join you, strict immigration laws ensure they probably never will, is also something most Canadians avoid.
This is the reality migrant farm worker 44-year-old Luis Galvain faces each year.
Jody Read, a member of the Migrant Worker Solidarity Network, said some workers are paid for the amount of vegetables they pick, instead of an hourly wage.
Last summer, she said one migrant farm worker had his hours cut and was suspended for two days after he told the farm’s management workers could not meet the quota of vegetables and were making less than minimum wage.
“Migrant farm workers are invisible and get treated as such,” Read said.
You can read the full article here.